STXfilms and The Best of Enemies Premiere Committee are pleased to present THE BEST OF ENEMIES — Durham Special Screening at the Carolina Theatre on Tuesday, March 19.
The movie is based on a true story about the extraordinary relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist who faced off against C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader, to blaze a path toward school desegregation in Durham in 1971. Through an incredible series of events — and against all odds — these two people with very different views and backgrounds formed an unexpected friendship that ultimately led to large scale social change.
VIP tickets include a wine reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with director Robin Bissell (“The Hunger Games,” “Seabiscuit”); and Osha Gray Davidson, author and screenwriter, plus premium reserved seating, and a signed copy of the book, “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.”
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
The screening is a signature event of Durham 150, one of more than 150 community-wide celebrations and activations that will occur in 2019 in recognition of the incorporation of the City of Durham in 1869.